Pubdate: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 Source: Record Searchlight (Redding, CA) Copyright: 2012 Record Searchlight Contact: http://www.redding.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/360 Author: Ryan Sabalow JUDGE TOSSES SACRAMENTO COLLECTIVE'S SUIT CHALLENGING FEDERAL POT CRACKDOWN A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by a Sacramento medical marijuana collective that had challenged a federal crackdown on pot dispensaries operating legally under state law. The Sacramento Nonprofit Collective sued in November after the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento sent a letter to the collective and its landlord warning that growing and selling marijuana violated federal laws. The Sacramento Nonprofit Collective, which had been doing business as El Camino Wellness Center, had argued that the warning violated the group's constitutional rights. Federal Judge Garland E. Burrell dismissed the suit today, saying in his ruling the collective's allegations were moot since previous court decisions have mandated federal laws can be enforced even if they run counter to state's medical marijuana laws. The suit was one of four related cases pending in federal court filed after the crackdown. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.